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Fastball - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1740 words)
Fastballs are usually thrown with backspin, so that the Magnus effect creates an upward force on the ball, causing it to fall less rapidly than might be expected.
A variation on the fastball is the forkball and the similar split-finger fastball.
The cut fastball is famously associated with Mariano Rivera, a relief pitcher for the New York Yankees.
Fastball - BR Bullpen (331 words)
A fastball is the simplest of all pitches, a ball thrown for speed.
Fastballs are gripped with the index and middle finger and the thumb, but the exact movement depends on the details of the grip.
Because the fastball is thrown with backspin, it gets some lift and won't drop as much as a smooth ball (or one with little spin) would.
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